CenterPoint files interconnect for 149-MW Chocolate Bayou Wind project

Filed on Aug. 16 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas was a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement between CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC and Chocolate Bayou Wind I LLC for a 149.5-MW project.

The Chocolate Bayou Wind Generation Project will have a Point of Interconnection at the terminating structure near CenterPoint’s Golden Substation, located along FM 2917, approximately 3.3 miles northwest of the intersection with FM 2004, Brazoria County. Texas.

This wind project will be comprised of sixty-five 2.3-MW wind turbine generators with a total net rating of 149.5 MW. This consists of Siemens 2.3-MW Type IV wind turbines.

There is no firm commercial operation target date for the project, with that coming a certain period of time after achievement of a prior project milestone.

A project contact listed in the SGIA is: Chocolate Bayou Wind Project, Attn: Patrick Buckley, 1802 Lavaca St., Austin, Texas 78701, 24 Hour Telephone 512-351-3363,

That is contact information for Pioneer Green Energy, which says about itself on its website: “Pioneer Green Energy is a green energy company focused on developing utility-scale wind, solar and other green technology projects in the United States. We use experience and innovation to craft high-quality clean energy projects in both proven renewable resource regions and untapped, untraditional areas.”

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